Nationwide

LANDSCAPING

Description:

Are you someone that enjoys spending time outside? Working as a landscaper in Northwest Michigan means you will be outside year-round, installing landscaping and maintaining properties, whether that is mowing or snowplowing! Working in landscaping involves creative design, as you work with landscape architects and clients to create beautifully welcoming spaces at homes throughout the region!

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SEEDS Landscape Technician Apprenticeship Program:​

The Landscape Management Technician Apprenticeship program provides 2000 hours of specialized training in landscape management. Apprentices receive paid training resulting in a national credential as a Landscape Management Technician. Open to ages 16-24.

 

The program includes training in:

  • Green Construction

  • Reforestation

  • Ecological Restoration

  • Plant Identification

  • Safe Equipment Handling Education

  • Leadership Skills

  • And More!

This innovative green-collar U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship is made
possible by a partnership between Northwest Michigan Works! and SEEDS EcoCorps.

For more information, visit www.ecoseeds.org, call 231-947-0312, or email jobs@ecoseeds.org

High School:​

No programs locally, contact us to help you create an apprenticeship!

More about a career as a landscaper:

Post-Secondary:​

Not required, experience is the best teacher!

Day In The Life of a Landscaper:
  • Operate vehicles or powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, or pruning saws.

  • Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.

  • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls.

  • Follow planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers or foliage.

  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, burial sites, or other grounds features.

  • Shovel snow from walks, driveways, or parking lots and spread salt in those areas.

  • Install rock gardens, ponds, decks, drainage systems, irrigation systems, retaining walls, fences, planters, or playground equipment.

  • Maintain irrigation systems, including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring.

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Job growth (2019-2026)
10.8%
4%
10%
Nationwide
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Statewide
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Regional
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Employment & Wage Statistics

Job openings (2019-2016)
290
4,980
158,900
Regional
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Hourly wage range
$10.68
$14.31
$20.61

Median

Annual wage range
$22,210
$29,770
$42,630
Statewide
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Hourly wage range
$10.35
$14.06
$20.50
Annual wage range
$21,530
$29,250
$42,630
Nationwide
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Hourly wage range
$10.44
$14.63
$22.37
Annual wage range
$21,710
$30,440
$46,530
For more information on careers as a landscaper:
ONET Summary Report - Landscaper